Tuesday, January 20, 2015

More on American Sniper!

"American Sniper" had a record-breaking weekend at the box office.

The Chris Kyle biopic, directed by Clint Eastwood, brought in more than $90 million during its nationwide opening.

"This is staggering. It's blockbuster numbers in January, the sort of numbers usually reserved for summer films and superhero movies," Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst for Rentrak, told USA Today. "No one saw this coming. The film has been building an audience and blasting any projections all weekend."--ABC News
-American Sniper is now the top-grossing film to premiere in January. I'm excited that the movie is doing well. I liked it so much that I may see it again.
My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse.--Michael Moore
-As should've been suspected, the Hollywood elite isn't as excited about the movie as the American public is.  Michael Moore and Seth Rogen couldn't help themselves and tweeted disrespectful comments about the movie.  Of course, they are both now trying to back peddle out of the statements.

-Just when I think that Michael Moore can't stoop to a new low, he does.  It seems to me that he hates our country, and has no respect for the men and women that sacrifice their lives for the very freedom he enjoys when he speaks out (and reminds everyone that he's an idiot).
Clint shot bad guys in movies and I shot bad guys in real life, so let's go ahead and make a realistic movie, says former Navy SEAL Kevin Lacz about his first acting gig.--The Hollywood Reporter
 -Kevin Lacz is a former Navy SEAL who started out as the SEAL technical advisor for American Sniper but ended up starring in the movie.  Bradley Cooper persuaded Lacz to play himself in the movie and Clint Eastwood agreed.
In 2006, Lacz served for four years with the film’s hero Chris Kyle, played by Cooper on screen, and the two shared an unbreakable bond. The film ends with footage of Kevin at Kyle’s memorial service where each SEAL pinned their trident onto Chris’s casket. Lacz’s relationship to Kyle as well as his work as a platoon sniper and medic to the most highly decorated special operations task unit since Vietnam contributed to his skill set as the SEAL technical advisor for Eastwood’s film.
-There are just so many good things about this movie, the praise is endless.  

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